Cell Phone News – Ford updates Sync for text messaging, will release mobile app SDK

Ford recently announced its intentions to offer a software developer kit for its in-car Sync system that will allow mobile app developers to build applications that integrate Ford’s cars with smartphones. The new system could be used, for example, to read and reply to text and email messages using voice recognition and speech synthesis technologies. The SDK will also allow for applications that make use of in-car controls like touchscreens and steering wheel buttons. The new version of Sync already allows inbound text messages to be read aloud and replied to with one of 15 presets using a steering wheel button and voice commands.Read the full story here.

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